Today's episode is for anyone who has ever thought about adding cattle to their homestead. I'm talking to Callene Rapp, co-author of Homestead Cows: The Complete Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy Cattle.
We are discussing what traits an aspiring owner should look for when choosing a breed, as well as when deciding to buy individual cows. I also share the big mistake we made when purchasing our first cows.
We also talk about housing, fencing, and feeding cattle, as well as how many acres you need per head and how that affects your feed bill.
Do you need a bull? Callene talks about challenges of owning a bull. For those who are interested in alternatives to having a live bull for breeding, she compares the cost of alternatives.
Full show notes here -- https://thriftyhomesteader.com/things-to-know-before-raising-cattle/
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